How to apply?

We look for highly motivated international PhD candidates for our ten research groups within the Doctoral Program in Cognition and Communication. 

The applicants should hold a masters degree or any equivalent and should be ready to start a fully paid PhD project in September/October 2017. The duration of the PhD contract is 3 years with the possibility of a prolongation for another 12 months.

We expect from the PhD candidates a full set of application, including a short description of a potential research project, based on the DK faculty interests and project proposals, and including personal insights and/or reflections, as well as recommendation letters either uploaded or directly send to The submission must not handed in later than May 22nd 2017 via our online system. In case of interest, please fill in our form enclosed here and upload the following documents in English not larger than 2 MB in total. 

  • letter of motivation (not more than 2000 signs)
  • academic curriculum vitae including a publication record, and evidence of teaching (if available)
  • a short exposé (not more than 2000 signs) of the chosen project(s) including personal insights and/or reflections
  • 1 - 3 letters of recommendation either uploaded or directly send